Lot 967Monaco, 1972, 2fr Albert Dürer, inscription error, "Albert" instead of "Albrecht", o.g., never hinged, Very Fine and choice, very rare; with photocopy of 2006 R. Calves certificate for sheet. Scott No. 817 var.
Maury No. 915A €6,000 ($6,610).
Lot 968Mongolia, 1926, 25m Soyombo, tied by 1927 Ulan Bator, Mongolia cds on red band cover, Cyrillic transit cds on front and reverse additionally franked with China 1923-26, 1¢ orange (249) + 4¢ olive green pair (275) tied by Peking cds's; cover corner stain, Very Fine.
Scott No. 39 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 969Netherlands, 1852, 15c orange yellow, vertical strip of five, ample to large margins, brilliant color, in combination with 1852, 5c blue on 1863 folded letter to Andover, Mass., all tied by "Franco" boxed handstamp, red "Rotterdam, 18/2 63" origin cds and endorsed "pr first Steamer from Lpool." at top, red London transit cds and magenta "1/" rating, entering the U.S. mails with "Boston Br Pkt., Mar 8, 1863" cds; file folds affecting 5c and second 15c in strip, sealed cover tear at top, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive and rare franking, United States is a much better destination than the usual Ireland correspondence with the 15c frankings, and in better condition. Michel No. 3a+1a. NVPH No. 3+1.
Scott No. 3+1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 970Curaçao, 1891, 25c on 30c pearl gray, two vertical pairs, each tied by "Curacao, 22/12, 1891" cds on blue registered cover to Roumania, "R, Curacao" framed handstamp, New York (1.4) transit backstamp and label affixed, Bucarest (1.18) arrival backstamp, New York, N.Y. 'City' registry label FX-NY1b(unlisted) affixed; small flaws, F.-V.F., an exceptionally rare transit use.
Scott No. 18 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 971Pacific Ocean, Fahnestock South Sea Expedition Correspondence, 1939-40, ten letters and nine covers from Bruce and Mary Fahnstock to friend in N.Y.C.; with letters chronicling their journey through Canal Zone battling terrible storms, hunting wild boar and crocodiles on Perlas Islands, letter and cover from the Galapagos with "Mailed in the Barrel, Postoffice Bay, Charles Island" cachet on cover with interesting content regarding a stop at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, other letters from Samoa and Fiji with content regarding the natives, music, head-hunters, etc., letter and cover from Australia regarding the wreck of their schooner on the great barrier reef (which ended the expedition) and letters on the return home from Ardjasa, Kangean Island N.E.I. (Netherlands Indies), etc., Very Fine, a fascinating correspondence of this ill-fated expedition.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 972Panama, Paid at Panama, clear strike of red Crown Mark and manuscript "2/-" double-weight rating on 1849 light blue folded letter to Lima, Peru, reverse with "Panama, MR 27, 1849" double-arc backstamp, fresh and Very Fine. SG No. CC5 £1,900 ($2,700).
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 973Panama, 1900 (Sep. 23) Panama to New York N.Y., blue "British-Packet Agency Panama Sep 23 '00" cds on British Packet Agency Panama official legal-size cover to the Postmaster at New York, Panama (9.24) and New York (10.2) backstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 974Panama, 1930 South America Flight, card with mixed franking of Panama Airmail 25c deep blue (C9) pair with top selvage, tied by "Panama May 15 1930" duplex and U.S. 65¢ Graf Zeppelin (C13) tied by "New York, N.Y., Grand Central, May 27 1930" duplex, Havana, Cuba (5.18) backstamp, appropriate American and German cachets, Very Fine. Scott No. Panama C9 + U.S. C13.
Sieger No. 64 X Estimate $600 - 800.
A RARE 1930 SOUTH AMERICA ZEPPELIN FLIGHT COVER FROM PANAMA WITH APPROPRIATE FLIGHT CACHETS.
Lot 975Panama, 1930 South America Flight, cover with Panama Airmail 25c deep blue (C9) pair and block of four, 5c on 10c orange (C5) strip of three, plus 15c deep green and 20c rose (C7, C8), all tied by "Panama May 15 1930" duplexes endorsed via Havana and Friedrichshafen, Havana, Cuba (5.18) backstamp, Very Fine.
Sieger No. 64 X Estimate $500 - 750.
A RARE 1930 SOUTH AMERICA ZEPPELIN FLIGHT COVER FROM PANAMA.
Lot 976Peru, 1868, Embossed Arms, 1d green, tied by British "Callao, My 28, 59" origin cds on folded letter sheet to Genova, Italy, "G.B./ 1fr 90c" accountancy handstamp and French transit cds, "98" rating handstamp, reverse with London and Paris transits and receiving boxed handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 14 Estimate $200 - 300.